Jo McKerr

Jo McKerr is a trained gardener and garden designer from Somerset.

In 2011 she and her family bought a derelict barn and a 2-acre brownfield site on the edge of Bath. She has transformed the site into a beautiful progressive wildlife garden for the last ten years.

Her garden and her approach has featured on BBC Gardeners World, and in many magazines and books.

Jo is a regular columnist for BLOOM magazine and is working on her first gardening book.

Jo now experiments, writes and teaches about managing and designing landscapes that are low intervention with high aesthetics and biodiversity.

Plant communities are managed to produce a landscape that evokes an aesthetic ‘nature’ and is better adapted to its environment, encouraging biodiversity, restoring habitat, and rekindling natural processes. 

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